Category Archives: Linguistic Gratuity

Remembering September 11 with shoes

September 11, 2001 was a horrible day.  I taught a class that morning, and, that evening, I waited tables at a Raleigh hotel.  Almost all of our guests were employees of the airline industry.  The event was heartbreaking, but it … Continue reading

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Linguistic Gratuity: Plurilingual education – Linguapax

Plurilingual education – Linguapax is an organization dedicated to nurturing language education.  They seek to provide support for educators and researchers as well as advice on language policy issues.

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Morehead State University mourns the loss of Dr. Terry Irons

Dr. Terry Irons lost his battle with cancer this week.  Dr. Irons was known for an impressive inventory of sociolinguistic research, including extensive work on the Appalachian English and the Southern Vowel Shift, and a long record of service to the … Continue reading

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Linguistic Gratuity: NLSC Press

Often Americans are so worried about having people learn English that they forget what a valuable resources it is to have people who speak other languages living among us.  Not only are these language skills helpful for business, legal, and … Continue reading

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Linguistic Gratuity: Technology in the Writing Class Survey

  Another opportunity for linguistic gratuity:  this time one asking for help from writing teachers.  You can help by answer a survey about your practices in the classroom.  Here’s the email I received about this project this morning: I’m a … Continue reading

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Linguistic Gratuity: Homepage | Freerice.com

Homepage | Freerice.com.  This is a website that all English language educators should know about.  It provides free training in the kinds of English vocabulary skills used in standardized testing, and each correct answer earns 10 grains of rice for … Continue reading

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